Favorable prognostic influence of T-box transcription factor Eomesodermin in metastatic renal cell cancer patients

In conclusion, we identified a higher Eomes mRNA expression as an independent good prognostic factor for OS and PFS in mRCC patients treated with sorafenib.
Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A research team led by experts at the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center reports favorable five-year survival rates from the first multidose clinical trial of the immunotherapy drug nivolumab (anti-PD-1) as a treatment for patients whose previous therapies failed to stem their advanced melanoma, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) or non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractBackgroundNivolumab is administered in a weight-based or fixed-flat dosing regimen. For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a potential exposure-response relationship has recently been reported and may argue against the current dosing strategies. The primary objectives were to determine nivolumab pharmacokinetics (PK) and to assess the relationship between drug clearance and clinical outcome in NSCLC, melanoma, and renal cell cancer (RCC).MethodsIn this prospective observational cohort study, individual estimates of nivolumab clearance and the impact of baseline covariates were determined using a popu...
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
as Oermann Fan With 15 drugs currently approved for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and even more combination regimens with immunotherapy on the horizon, there remains a distinct lack of molecular biomarkers for therapeutic efficacy. Our study reports on real-world clinical outcomes of mRCC patients from a tertiary academic medical center treated with empirically selected standard-of-care therapy. We utilized the Stanford Renal Cell Carcinoma Database (RCCD) to report on various outcome measures, including overall survival (OS) and the median number of lines of targeted therapies received...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Roman Shingarev, Ilya G. GlezermanImmunologic control of malignancy has long been recognized as an important determinant of disease progression. Recent advances in immunology have led to the focus on several mechanisms that can be targeted to achieve tumor suppression. In particular, checkpoint inhibition has evolved in less than a decade to become one of the most important strategies in cancer therapy, with a meaningful improvement in patient survival. Six agents have been approved for clinical use to date and many more ar...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This large, multivariate analysis demonstrated that antibiotic use is an independent negative predictor of PFS and OS in patients with advanced cancer treated with ICIs. This study highlighted worse treatment outcomes from patients with cumulative (multiple or prolonged courses) antibiotic use, which warrants further investigation and may subsequently inform clinical practice guidelines advocating careful use of antibiotics. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Antibiotic use is negatively associated with treatment outcomes of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) in advanced cancer. Cumulative antibiotic use is associ...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
Conclusion: The treatment of RCC is undergoing a paradigm shift from sole use of small molecule antiangiogenesis TKIs as first-line therapy to include newly approved agents for second-line and third-line therapy that now involve the mTOR pathway and immune checkpoint blockade drugs for patients with advanced RCC. PMID: 31258426 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
CD8+ T cells stimulated by exosomes derived from RenCa cells mediate specific immune responses through the FasL/Fas signaling pathway and, combined with GM‑CSF and IL‑12, enhance the anti‑renal cortical adenocarcinoma effect. Oncol Rep. 2019 Jun 20;: Authors: Xu HY, Li N, Yao N, Xu XF, Wang HX, Liu XY, Zhang Y Abstract A satisfactory cure rate for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is difficult to achieve through traditional immunotherapy. RCC has a relatively high spontaneous regression rate due to tumor immune escape. However, tumor‑derived exosomes (TEXs), which effectively carry tumor‑associ...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
This review focuses on what is the biological basis of esophageal cancer for immunotherapy, how to screen out the patients who can benefit from immunotherapy, and whether the toxic side effects of immunotherapy are manageable. AbstractConsidering the benefits of immunotherapy in advanced melanoma, non –small cell lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancers, and refractory Hodgkin lymphoma, we begin to consider whether immunotherapy is effective for esophageal cancer, which is extremely malignant and has a poor prognosis. There are a large number of clinical trials to study the applicatio n of immunotherapy suc...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
We describe common side effects of this treatment, and advise how they are best prevented and managed.
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
AbstractRenal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most lethal urologic malignancies. Its incidence continues to rise worldwide with a rate of 2% per year. Approximately, one-third of the RCC patients are diagnosed at advanced stages due to the asymptomatic nature of its early stages. This represents a great hurdle, since RCC is largely chemoresistant/radioresistant, and targeted therapy of mRCC still has limited efficacy. The 5-year survival rate of metastatic RCC (mRCC) is only around 10%. Adoptive cell transfer (ACT), a particular form of cell-based anticancer immunotherapy, is a promising approach in the treatment of mRC...
Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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